Directly behind the Parliament is the André Laurendeau Building. The eleven-story, Beaux-Arts structure houses the offices of the lieutenant governor of Québec. The governor general of Canada appoints this position for all provinces. The role is a representative for the monarchy of Canada, a parliamentary democracy. The head of state is the monarch of the United Kingdom. The building’s namesake is André Laurendeau. During the mid-20th century, he was an influential politician, newspaper editor, television host and author.